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A Throne of Swans

(A Throne of Swans #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  17 reviews
In a world where the flightless are ruled by those who can fly...

When her father dies just before her birthday, seventeen-year-old Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles are able to transform at will into the bird that represents their family bloodline. Aderyn's ancestral bird is a swan. But she has not transformed for years,
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: January 9th 2020 by Hot Key Books
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Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A Throne Of Swans, by Elizabeth and Katharine Corr is a Swan Lake inspired story of magic, royalty and murder.

Synopsis. Follwing the tragic loss of her mother at an early age, Aderyn is unable to transform into a swan. All noble bloodlines can transforms into a different bird, those who cannot are kown as the flightless and cannot rule. Aderyn’s father has just died and she is now the Protector of Atratys, her dominion, no longer protected by her family.

She decides to attend the court of her
The Bookish Faerie
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
HOLY SHIT! AHH AH AH! I am ever so grateful to receive an ARC of this epic tale from @definitelybooks. As a fan of dark medieval fantasy stories, I love this book so freaking much. Think Game of Thrones but it is The White Queen and the Houses are bird names. The deception and court politics is basically a TV drama series packed into 321 pages. I did not anticipate the ending! I had something else in mind BUT HOLY FRICK! This review is going to be all over the place and 100% love.

The hypnosis
Jane Kelsey
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg IT WAS SOOOOOOO GOOD. I love it. Full review to follow
Beth Knight
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from Hot Key of this and DAMN! My girls have knocked it out of the park. This is sterling high fantasy, Aderyn is a fantastic protagonist and her arc is realistic as she tries to navigate the political quagmire the king's paranoia has caused at court. My heart broke for her several times and the wait for the second is going to be really, really hard.
Jamie-Lee Turner
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like, WOW.

This book is perfect in every sense. From the kingdoms to the characters to the emotions, politics, danger! Gah!

Put this one on your TBR folks.

A Throne of Swans is going to sweep its white wings across the world and SOAR.
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I would rate this book 5/5 this book had me hooked from the start and I was unable to put it down. This book had it all for me, great characters some which you loved and others that you really despised, characters finding love whilst fighting for their place in the world along with broken loyalties with unexpected twists and turns, it had me sitting on the edge of the seat just waiting to know what would happen next. I highly recommend reading this book when it comes out in January 2020. ...more
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars. This book is so addictive. I loved it!
Aishah Humaira'
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It took me a single day to finish reading this book, and after being in a reading-slump for a few months, that really says something. I'm glad I went into the story without making any notes from the blurb (honestly, I've already forgotten why I chose to review this book when Pansing contacted me) because the moment it was revealed that the nobles in this kingdom are able to transform into birds that represent their bloodline (not a spoiler, it's obviously in the synopsis), I was immediately ...more
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The flighted rule, and the flightless as little more than servants. Now that Aderyn's father has died, leaving her as protector of Atratys, if anyone discovered she has lost her ability to fly, she would lose her dominion and everything her father worked for. After being kept at home all her life, now she decides it is time to go to court and see more of the world. But she has no idea of the dangers she will have to face.
I feel like I was doubting everyone, any time Aderyn decided to trust
Aradhna Kaur
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, fairytales
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Sifa Poulton
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A book fighting for a spot on the top 10 books read in 2019 (I borrowed the ARC from a friend). Gorgeously written, full of intrigue. Can't wait for book 2. 2021, really?
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive a proof of this title, and the synopsis had me from the start! I was very excited, and this book did not let me down! I enjoyed this immensely, and I absolutely can't wait for the next book!
Thank you so much to Bonnier Zaffre and NetGalley for the eARC of this book.

The concept for this book’s world is what first caught my attention. Also, the cover is striking and the title, A Throne of Swans, is clearly similar to A Game of Thrones. In this book’s world, shape-shifters are the rulers and the flightless, those who cannot transform into birds, are inferior. This is the strongest aspect of A Throne of Swans. This societal structure is well thought out and depicted, including
Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it
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Rebecca Veight
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is inspired by Swan Lake. We are in a land where nobility turn to birds according to their family line and our protagonist Aderyn is of swans. But she hasn't flown in years. With her father's death she becomes the Protector of Atratys, but isin danger of being discovered as flightless. And the flightless do not rule.

Danger is what is masterfully conveyed in the narrative, as is Aderyn's strength, even in her precarious position. Even in her naivete of the outer world and the royal
Sinéad O'Hart
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was *delighted* to receive a proof of this gorgeous book and now all I can say is: I can't wait until it's published so I can add the beautiful finished copy to my shelves. What a read! The Corr sisters have such a knack for writing interesting, layered, flawed, courageous, and intelligent heroines, and this book is no different. Aderyn is an incredible protagonist, who sometimes makes bad decisions in her quest to navigate her place in an ever-shifting Court and society; she also has a family ...more
Oct 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, fantasy
This sounded quite interesting when I first heard about it at YALC and I was quite excited to give it a try. Sadly it was a tad boring.

I liked the concept of nobles being able to shape shift into a variety of creatures and it was fun seeing how their features hinted at their animal counterpart, but the shifting played very little part in the storyline (other than to highlight the mistreatment and plight of the “flightless” commoners).

The main character was quite bratty and selfish and I couldn
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